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The Duchess (of Malfi)

Written by

Zinnie Harris

and

John Webster

From an original work by

John Webster

~playauthor~Written by~ Zinnie Harris , John Webster ~playauthor~From an original work by~ John Webster

Faber and Faber, 2019

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 8, Roles: Total (11), Female (4), Male (6), Unassigned (1)

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... are horrifying, with bloody vengeance from the most unexpected of sources. The Duchess (of Malfi), Zinnie Harris's radical take on Webster's great revenge tragedy, premiered at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, in May 2019. ...

The case of Auden

John Willett

John Willett (1917–2002) was the greatest English language authority on Brecht the writer and man of the theatre. The foremost translator and editor of Brecht’s drama, poetry, letters, diaries, theatrical essays and fiction, Willett produced a dozen volumes for Methuen Drama on the greatest modern German writer. –This text refers to the Digital edition. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brecht in Context : Comparative Approaches

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1998

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... sure who Stern was, though I seemed to recall a story by him appearing in the late 1930s in John Lehmann’s New Writing, which had also printed a poem and a short scene by Brecht. But I had seen various parallels between Auden and Brecht –...

The English Aspect

John Willett

John Willett (1917–2002) was the greatest English language authority on Brecht the writer and man of the theatre. The foremost translator and editor of Brecht’s drama, poetry, letters, diaries, theatrical essays and fiction, Willett produced a dozen volumes for Methuen Drama on the greatest modern German writer. –This text refers to the Digital edition. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Bertolt Brecht : A study from eight aspects

Methuen Drama, 1977

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... of his life; and in so far as they were made available to us at all, they were treated as a try-out of the doctrine rather than a major achievement on their own. As late as 1949 Sir John Gielgud could write of one of Brecht’s theoretical...

Analysis of the Plays

John Willett

John Willett (1917–2002) was the greatest English language authority on Brecht the writer and man of the theatre. The foremost translator and editor of Brecht’s drama, poetry, letters, diaries, theatrical essays and fiction, Willett produced a dozen volumes for Methuen Drama on the greatest modern German writer. –This text refers to the Digital edition. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Bertolt Brecht : A study from eight aspects

Methuen Drama, 1977

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... of Mahagonny’ in The Musical Times (London). January 1963. The Threepenny Opera Die Dreigroschenoper. After John Gay: Beggar’s Opera. Set in London about 1900. The outline is Gay’s: Macheath secretly marries Polly,...

Look Back in Anger

Written by

John Osborne

~playauthor~Written by~ John Osborne

Faber and Faber, 1996

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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... and as the central and most immediately influential expression of the mood of its time, the mood of the “angry young man”.’ John Russell Taylor Look Back in Anger was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in May 1956....
... Some of the ensemble's better-known pieces of the 1980s featured performers Mike Stumm, Anna Kohler and Jeff Webster. By 1997, these three were also absent from the group's new work. Despite this apparent exodus, more designers...

Artist Managers and Entrepreneurship

Music Entrepreneurship

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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... of chicanery, with the stories of Elton John, The Beatles, Gilbert O’Sullivan, The Who and The Rolling Stones, all used as examples of sharp or naively incompetent managerial practice. More specifically, Johnny Rogan’s Starmakers and Svenaglis...
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...First performed by the King’s Men – Shakespeare’s own company – ‘privately at the Blackfriars and publicly at the Globe’, The Duchess of Malfi is a thrilling combination of brilliant coups de théâtre, horrific set-pieces and vivid characters – notably the tragic Duchess and the subtly villainous Bosola – all lit by Webster’s obsessional imagination....
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...The Duchess of Malfi is a popular choice as a set text, despite (or perhaps because of) the violence and horror of its later scenes. Generally considered to be the masterpiece of Jacobean playwright John Webster, it was first produced...

The Duchess of Malfi

Written by

John Webster

and

Brian Gibbons

Edited by

Brian Gibbons

~playauthor~Written by~ John Webster , Brian Gibbons ~playauthor~Edited by~ Brian Gibbons

Methuen Drama, 2003

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (19), Female (5), Male (14), Unassigned (0)

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... theatre and later at the outdoor Globe playhouse, this text is based on the only authoritative extant edition, the first quarto of 1623. Webster adapts the true story of a noble Italian widow, the eponymous Duchess, who...